Librarian Back to School Essentials Kit: Grades 3-8

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4th - 7th
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    Handy-Dandy Guide to the Library (Secondary Version)


    This Back to School Essentials bundle is made especially for school librarians working with students in Grades 3-8! Perfect for new and new-ish school librarians, this bundle includes everything you need to start your school year like a pro!

    ***Save 30% with the bundle!***

    There so much in this bundle--over 1400 pages! Please look at the Preview--it includes a lot more detail than the thumbnails!

    This bundle is enormous! It includes...

    Display posters for every month of the year (303 pages)

    • Themes include major US and international holidays, obscure holidays, monthly celebrations, this day in history, cover colors, and book genres.
    • Every theme also includes editable read-alike bookmarks in four reading & interest levels.
    • There are currently 195 posters and over 430 individual bookmarks in the set.

    Year-Long Reading Challenge Posters (3 posters + 2 record sheets)

    • Students choose their own reading goals from 3 kinds of challenges:
      • A to Z
      • 40-Book Challenge
      • Personalized Reading Challenges.

    • Includes posters and reading tracking sheets

    Picture Books Around the World Challenge (13 pages)

    • Includes 8 pages of country name + flag labels (print on Avery 5160 labels) representing approximately 180 countries
    • 2-page reading challenge record sheet
    • 8 bookmarks that list suggested reading for each of 7 continents + China, editable in PowerPoint

    Birthday Book Club (36 pages)

    • An ongoing fundraiser for the library!
    • Families can donate money to buy a special birthday book for the library. The book celebrates the student with a book plate inside the front cover.
    • Now includes retirement, thank-a-teacher, in memoriam, and more!

    Reading Bingo Challenge (20 pages)

    • 2 sets of 6 editable Bingo cards for middle school
    • one set is in color and one set is blackline
    • edit in PPT
    • also includes Google Slides version

    Library Genrefication Shelf Labels Kit (252 PNG files + 2 editable PPT templates)

    • Includes 31 genres
    • Every genre has 6 labels--4 are wide labels and 2 are skinny "shelf lip" labels. Both come in color for printing on white cardstock and BW for printing on colored cardstock
    • Print 4 shelf labels per page
    • Also includes smaller labels for the library "shelf lip" (see preview for photo)
    • All images and genres are compatible with my Genre Spine Labels set (listed below).

    Genre Spine Labels (34 pages)

    • add to book spine labels to denote genre
    • prints 60 labels per page
    • use Avery 5195 "Return Address" labels for easy sticking
    • includes 31 genres
    • color text and images, on a white background
    • editable

    Dewey Decimal System Shelf Labels (196 PDF pages + 20 slides)

    • 30 "Hundreds" section labels
    • 120 specific Dewey number labels
    • all labels include simple illustration
    • color and black line available
    • horizontal and vertical formats available
    • not editable, but product includes 20 editable PPT templates

    Library Awareness materials (24 pages total)

    • Editable Back to School Night PowerPoint for librarians--scroll important library information on Back to School Night
    • Editable Handy-Dandy Guide to the Library--Give this to your teachers and administrators to promote the library and generally look like the rock star librarian you are!
    • Editable Library Resources Brochure for students, parents, and teachers. Add your school's database descriptions, URLs, and site-wide logins. Keep tri-folded copies on the circulation desk to promote database usage and help minimize all those "what's the login to...?" phone calls and emails.
    • Manual Library Checkout System--Use this when the OPAC goes down or as an alternative to self-checkout.
    • Read Off Your Library Fine bookmarks

    Infographics for Libraries (15 pages)

    • use for library newsletters or for countertop communications
    • 15 colorful infographics
    • all text is editable and movable (except headlines)

    Library Read-A Thon Fundraiser (16 pages)

    • Raise money to buy new library books
    • PowerPoint introduction for students (9 slides, fully-editable)
    • Read-A-Thon Pledge sheets (2 pages, mostly editable)
    • Reading Trackers (2 pages, mostly editable)
    • 3 pages of directions, tips, and ideas

    Back to School Digital Bulletin Boards (92 slides)

    • Four digital bulletin boards, each with 23 slides.
    • Text is editable. Headers and images are not editable.
    • Also includes Google Slides version

    NINE Library Lessons for Grades 3-8:

    • Lesson 1--Grades 4-7--Library Orientation Scavenger Hunt--Your first library lesson is a fun, interactive way to help your students find important items in the library. (16 pages)

    • Lessons 2-3--Reading Interest Survey--This 4-page survey and presentation will help you get to know your students' reading preferences. Includes Google Slides version. (4 pages + 13 slides)

    • Lesson 4--Grades 4-7--I Have...Who Has...? Genre Review Game (12 pages)

    • Lesson 5--Grades 5-8--After the Zombie Apocalypse: A Dewey Decimal Story--This PowerPoint story will help your students learn and remember the Dewey categories. (24 pages)

    • Lesson 6--Grades 3-5--Designing A Zoo: Dewey Decimal Activity--This activity uses cards with zoo animals on them to help your students learn how Dewey sorts the animals in the 500 section of the library. (17 pages)

    • Lesson 7--Grades 5-8--Zombie Dewey Dice Game--Students roll the dice and use Dewey categories to survive the zombie apocalypse. This game includes 25 scenarios and can be used in multiple lessons.

    • Lessons 8-9--Grades 3-8--What’s Your Genre Personality? Quiz--Includes both versions (elementary and MS/HS) of my most popular product! You can use your students' genre personalities all year long when purchasing, booktalking, and recommending books. Have your teachers take the quiz, too! Includes a digital version for Google Classroom, too! (114 pages for each version=228 pages total)

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